China : daily record since April, with 57 new cases of coronavirus - The Point

The concern mounts in China. After you have confined 11 districts of Beijing, the country's authorities announced Sunday 57 new confirmed cases of coronavirus,

China : daily record since April, with 57 new cases of coronavirus - The Point

The concern mounts in China. After you have confined 11 districts of Beijing, the country's authorities announced Sunday 57 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest number daily since April. The fear of a second wave is more than ever present. Until now, the epidemic was under control thanks to a strict application of sanitary measures and the wearing of masks compulsory.

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But a new home contamination has been detected in the south of Beijing in the wholesale market Xinfadi, which sells items such as meat, fish and vegetables. A discovery that has led to the containment of 11 residential areas in the surroundings. The chinese ministry of Health indicated that of the 57 new cases, 36 of them are local infections recorded in the chinese capital.

Fears

Two other local case have been reported in the Liaoning province (North-East). Provincial officials have said that these people had been in contact with the new patients registered in the capital. Hundreds of police officers and members of the paramilitary police, many wearing protective masks and gloves, were seen on Saturday by journalists close to the market of Xinfadi.

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Nine schools and kindergartens in the area have been closed. On Friday, the mayor of Beijing had delayed the return of students in primary schools and suspended all sporting events. The visits in the chinese capital of groups from other provinces have been suspended on Saturday.

A leader of the market, Xinfadi told the local newspaper the Beijing News that the virus had been detected on boards used to cut up the salmon imported. In the aftermath, the health authorities have ordered an inspection at the scale of the city, on the fresh meat and frozen poultry, and fish, in supermarkets, warehouses and food services. The rest of the confirmed cases announced Sunday, are the result of persons returned to China from abroad, according to the ministry of Health.

Updated Date: 14 June 2020, 01:33

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